If you’re anything like us, you probably went through a phase when pom pom hats were *so uncool.* They were what you wore when you were a kid throwing snowballs at the bus stop. You’re sophisticated 17-year-old self pooh-poohed them, but then you turned 30 and realized your mom had given away all your classics including the Hartford Whalers one to the Salvation Army. Oh no!
Maybe it’s the desire to recapture youth, or maybe we’ve just regained our taste for timeless hats, but poms are back in full force, and we’re loving it. Whether you’re looking for a grown-up version or to replicate the classics of your childhood, we’ve got a pom for you.
The hysterically named Sh*t That I Knit is a collective from Boston that produces handmade, heriloom-quality hats from the finest of yarns. Their slouchy Gunn beanie (at top) is made from kettle-dyed, Peruvian merino wool and features a removable fur pom-pom.
Visit the pom pom bar at Chace ‘N Lulu or Monelle on Banister’s Wharf to brighten up your day with a pop of cashmere color because these fleece-lined beanies come in rainbow of options. Each hat comes with a standard issue natural fur pom, but since it’s detachable, you can swap it out for 10-plus other colors – from fuchsia to navy – to suit your mood.
Attention all ski bunnies! CK Bradley‘s obsession with poms never falters. Her latest collection of cashmere ski hats has all the wit and charm of anything you’d find at the back of your parents’ closet, with a touch of modern whimsy to bring them up to date. Antlers (with detachable fur pom, below) would make a perfect addition to any winter white outfit?